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On a seventeen-hour-long flight, a chance upgrade to business class lands journalist Risha Kohli next to handsome real estate hotshot Arjun Khanna. What’s more? Risha has been moonlighting as a photographer and her next assignment is Arjun’s sister’s wedding: the most anticipated social event of the year!But Arjun doesn’t trust journalists and suspects this smart, sexy andOn a seventeen-hour-long flight, a chance upgrade to business class lands journalist Risha Kohli next to handsome real estate hotshot Arjun Khanna. What’s more? Risha has been moonlighting as a photographer and her next assignment is Arjun’s sister’s wedding: the most anticipated social event of the year!But Arjun doesn’t trust journalists and suspects this smart, sexy and incredibly spunky girl of using their mutual attraction as a ploy to invade his privacy for a newspaper scoop. And Risha, unaware of Arjun’s personal demons, is worried that this dishy tycoon’s unnerving behaviour will jeopardize her biggest photography gig so far.What follows is a rollercoaster of snarky quips, sizzling chemistry and simmering drama amidst a Big Fat Indian Wedding...

Title : The Wedding Photographer
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ISBN : 29911482
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Number of Pages : 219 Pages
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The Wedding Photographer Reviews

  • Sruthi
    2019-05-22 15:25

    This is just thee "most best debut book" ( This is how Nani speaks in the entire book , "Most worst" , "Most Best" , and she calls Risha "Single Bachelor" LOL ) I really really love Romantic comedy especially those with the touch of Hinglish , it makes it sassy and more humorous in my opinion . And I can't believe this is author's debut book , she is definitely fabulous . Risha is a journalist and also a wedding photographer ' candid ' of elite society in India . She mets Arjun on her way back to India from LA . They become instant friends and find it comfortable unbelievably . Soon Arjun finds out that Risha is the wedding photographer his sister chose for her wedding . Risha and Arjun meet in his sister's wedding again , but things are different , Arjun assumes that Risha had intentionally hidden her profession as journalist and he blames himself for believing her so blindly in the first meet itself . Then entersNani... God I love her , Of course every character in this book is lovable , Vikram, Nidhi , Rohan , Nitisha , Arjun's mom , dad and the honourable Priye Ma ... I really enjoyed reading it . We can count good Indian Rom-Com authors on fingers , Anuja chauhan , Varsha dixit , Sonali dev and now I can add Sakshama in there . What do I say ? ITS JUST WONDERFUL AND I LOVED , LOVED IT . besotted maybe is the correct word. I would like to read Vikram-Nidhi and Rohan-Nitisha's story , Author has given hints about their love stories but I don't mind reading an entire series of Khanna-Sighal-Kapoor bridegrooms , as long as Nani is a part of them ;) .

  • Rubal
    2019-06-07 19:17

    An Indian soap opera in book form, right down to the kaleere falling down on the heroine's head. With all the cheesy clichés of romance books. And a drunk grandma (thanksVicky Donorfor this trope).

  • Kishore
    2019-06-04 18:26

    Have you ever watched a Romantic Comedy Hollywood & Bollywood movies that makes you relaxed, makes you forget all your worries, laugh out loud and keeps you captivated till the end? Sakshama brings you exactly the same through her fiction “The Wedding Photographer”. With plentiful of wit spread throughout the book, this book will refuse to leave your hand until you hit the last page. And, when you read, you cannot avoid your brain painting pictures of Risha, Arjun, Nitisha, Rohan, Rishabh and Nani in a Bollywood movie. How beautifully the words we read in this fiction gets converted to scenes? That’s the power of Sakshama’s writing.The language used in this book is simple yet rich. Wherever required, the Indian touch is given by using ‘Punjabi’ in the dialogues (which in my opinion is the best instead of English which misses out the wit during translation). Nani’s language ‘pat name’, ‘most worst organization’, ‘just most worst organization’ almost made me ROFL. With a load of entertainment of a Punjabi wedding, and with some twists, the books stands tall among all other Romantic Comedy fictions!It also portrays how ego plays a very important role in many relations. If only that ego curtain goes off, the life will be pleasant and lovely! Risha’s and Arjun’s characters stress this fact in every single instance in this book! It will also make all of us, stop a moment and introspect ourselves. We have our work, and we have our own passion. Many times, we forget the passion with the mounting work pressure. Sakshama neatly depicts this through Risha (and indirectly says such people are like Arjun). It also tells you a lot about life! Life is what we make out of it! Whoever feels stressed out at the end of the day, I strongly suggest, buy a copy of this book and read some 10-20 pages at the end of your day. I bet all your anxiety & stress will be washed away!Sakshama, you only need a producer to convert this into a sooper-dooper Bollywood movie! Hope that day comes soon! Candy & Nani will stay in our minds until we read the next romantic comedy. Looking forward to your next one!

  • Anushree
    2019-05-18 17:03

    This was SO much fun! Anyone looking for a light-hearted but super-delicious romantic comedy must pick it up. :D

  • Diptakirti Chaudhuri
    2019-05-27 22:16

    A delightful debut novel, it is a romantic comedy as well as a sharp satire on present day Delhi and India. Despite not being a fan of this genre, I zipped through the book in a day and a half and found Bollywood references, Punjabi quirks, snarky asides spicing up the sugar of the romance. This book will probably get a lot of praise for its breezy style, smooth pace and the eminently likeable heroine but in addition I found there was a fair bit of research on various aspects - wedding photography, society reporting, long haul flights - that made it a really interesting read. Only one crib... why snarky comments against Hotmail users? We are just super-early adopters who started using email so long before Gmail that it was too cumbersome to shift!

  • Vidya
    2019-06-07 18:33

    Easy read.. Loved the plot and writing style..

  • Somesh
    2019-06-14 19:29

    Fun feel good book that gets better as you keep progressing. The author had a very good vocabulary up her sleeve, which was very impressive.

  • Priti
    2019-05-18 17:16

    The first thought which came to my mind after reading this book was it’s similarity to the KJO movies. This book is all about the big, rich and very loud Punjabi family with a beautiful love story.Rashi and Arjun belong to totally different backgrounds but somehow from the first moment they met, they seem to share a Chemistry. The sparks fly whenever they are in same place. This book is all about happy go lucky kind and though this was the author’s first book, its actually a sequel to author’s second book “Man of her Match”. It starts where the second book ends.The book is thoroughly entertaining, with some really spunky characters and a fresh and breezy romance. There were several moments which, literally, made me laugh out loud and most of those moments were of Naani. I loved Arjun’s maternal grandmother a.k.a Naani the most. She is witty and don’t mind speaking her mind aloud. She even changed Risha’s name to Candy (because Risha is the candid photographer in the wedding).Like a KJO movie, this book has everything- comedy, romance, drama and friendship.If you are feeling a bit sad or are in a grumpy mood, then just pick up this book. I am sure, this book will definitely leave a smile on your face.Visit my blog:

  • Karthic Sivaswamy
    2019-06-14 18:24

    The Wedding Photographer, is light weight rom-com novel by the debut author. The plot is when a part-time wedding photographer and a full-time journalist Risha gets upgraded to business class in her travel from America to Delhi she meets a real estate tycoon Arjun, who hates journalists. And, coincidentally Risha's next big assignment was Arjun's sister's wedding next week. Risha got this big gig through her friend and colleague Nidhi. They both get to know each other during their time in the flight. And, what happens during the wedding and after that. The fun, fight, misunderstanding, romance fills the novel.The book has three parts, the first happens in the flight, the seventeen hour journey. The second is the Big Fat Punjabi wedding. The third part is after the wedding. The first two parts are mostly fun. Risha's experience in the flight with the kid Bunty in the next seat and her fight with the air hostess Bitchika, who hates Risha for no reason. I wished Risha and Arjun had more interaction during the flight time.The second part was the big fat punjabi wedding. It gets bigger and bigger each day and we get to know about the ceremonies through the lens of Risha. And, it was mostly fun as well with the different characters from the wedding. Especially Arjun's Nani, who was like the boss of the family. Then Risha's friend Rishab, who was a gay. I haven't seen a gay character in the few books I have read so far that too from our Indian authors. It was good to see his character wasn't treated differently. And, also one Priye Ma, goddess lady and her actions were hilarious. Everyone seems to be boozing most of the time during the wedding.Few misunderstanding happens between Risha and Arjun right from the start. When they overcome one by one and finally gets together the final and biggest misunderstanding happens during the third part of the book. And, Arjun thinks he was cheated again. Even this wasn't like a biggest unbelievable forced conflict to move the story forward.The book looks authentic, you can relate every scene and they are believable. It has many interesting characters, especially Risha's friend Nidhi's husband Vikram, who's a cricket player. I think his character is based on Virat Kohli. Vikram is team's vice captain, got man of the series in India's tour to Australia and he travels to Srilanka for his next assignment. It is definitely Virat ;). And, Risha shot to fame after shooting Nidhi and Vikram's wedding. Who doesn't after shooting Virat's wedding?Those who love rom-com and bollywood movies must try this. It's fun and makes you laugh or at least smile every two pages and very lighthearted. It won't take much time than a movie's time to finish this. The writing was very simple just like the plot. The author didn't make anything complex, not much of big twists. A simple, neat and straight forward rom-com by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal on her debut.

  • Vivek Tejuja
    2019-05-23 22:08

    Now I am a fan of good comic writing (because it is so rare and far and few in-between) and when I come across something really nice, then I cannot help but speak about it. Even if it is a little cheesy and quite predictable this was the case in most places in Sakshama Puri Dhariwal’s book “The Wedding Photographer”. Why did I like it then?I liked it for various reasons. The prose is racy, cracking with wit and does not lose its steam at any point. It becomes predictable yes, it is also jarring sometimes (given the mélange of characters and the setting – a big fat Punjabi wedding – what do you then expect?) but all said and done it is funny, contemporary and relatable more than anything else.The plot is simple: A journalist and a moonlighting wedding photographer Risha Kohli meets the young, handsome real estate dynamic tycoon Arjun Khanna on a seventeen-hour long flight and sparks fly. The obvious happens – Risha is the photographer for Arjun’s sister’s wedding and they meet some more over the course of the lavish three-day wedding. There is some misunderstanding, some witty banter, quirky characters that walk in and walk out (I love the Nani – she stays throughout the book and I absolutely love her candid whisky-drinking nature), the much-needed drama and all’s well that ends well.Now the writing like I said is breezy and it definitely is one of those long airplane journey reads, but somehow to me, the predictability of the plot and the fact that it was written just so it could be made into a movie, overshadowed everything else. I mean the book is crying out loud to be picked up by Yash Chopra Films or Dharma Productions (or at least that’s what it seems to me). I like the humour. I like the wit. I like Risha and I absolutely want to meet someone like Arjun but that’s about it. You most certainly cannot reread it (I guess even the author knows it) but I sure do recommend it as a one-time fun read.

  • Padma
    2019-05-21 15:16

    After ages, The Wedding Photographer is one book which I finished reading in (almost) one sitting. Found it to be thoroughly entertaining, with some really spunky characters and a fresh and breezy romance. There were several moments which, literally, made me laugh out loud and some which left me a tad wet-eyed. But, in the end, more than anything it left me feeling good and optimistic about life, the choices we make and love.What really stood out for me was the author’s smooth style of writing, given the attention to detail as well as depth of characters, not to mention the precise staging of every scene. At no point did I find my attention lag or skim through the details. In fact, more than once, I went back to check a specific detail which had caught my eye and which synced back to some occurrence in the present. The other stand out point was the sheer eloquence with which it has been written, without sounding pretentious at any point. It allowed me to play out the happenings in my mind, as if I was right there in the story, which has not happened for me with a book, in a long time.Given this book is the first novel of Sakshama Puri Dhariwal , I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next time around. Highly recommend this one! P.S. While reading this book, do read it all the way till the acknowledgements. Don’t recall the last time an acknowledgement was this much fun while being heartfelt and an author who puts in that kind of thought and effort is surely here to stay!

  • Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
    2019-06-02 19:19

    Actual Rating 4.5 Stars This was such a surprise read - I went into the book expecting a cute romance but what I got was a a fun filled; dramatic and passionate romance that wormed it's way into my heart! Plus; I was so stocked to red about the place I actually live in; in a romance - is this how American Readers feel when they read about their hometown? Because if yes, then IT IS FREAKING AWESOME! Loved the writing style; the character developments and the wonderful chemistry between Arjun and Risha - though I do wish Arjun had grovelled a whole lot harder to win the forgiveness of Risha - nevertheless I definitely enjoyed this little beauty! <3For more reviews visit For The Love of Fictional Worlds :)Do come join us at For The Fictional Worlds Facebook Page

  • Divya
    2019-06-02 18:17

    The blurb says that 'The Wedding Photographer' will be a fun, entertaining, masala-filled read and it totally lives up to that promise. The characters are well-etched out, especially Nani, with her ability to down numerous Patiala pegs while staying sober, and also figure out who "matched". The plot draws you in, from the initial scenes on the 17-hour long flight, all the way through to the hours post 'the scandal', all neatly tied together by the big, fat Punjabi wedding at the center of it all. I especially liked how the range of pop-culture references ranging from Veer Zara (and other things Bollywood), to arcade games (Tetris contest FTW) and more. And if that weren't enough, you have the media house jokes ("what happens in editorial, stays in editorial"), a familiar-sounding cult, and some sub-plots that could be books themselves (I'm looking at you, Rishabh). If you're looking for a light romantic read this summer, look no further. I suggest buying the Kindle edition (shameless plug) instead of waiting for the physical book, as this is a perfect vacation read. Disclaimer: I know the author (and might know some of her characters), but my review is entirely my own.

  • Nidhi Arora
    2019-05-22 20:27

    This book in un-put-down-able!From the well defined characters to the modern writing style, the book has you gripped till the end. The use of recent Bollywood dialogues, the recognisable family characters that we all learn to live with and the SMS lingo (not the cul8 types) made me think "i have been there" at so many points in the book and yet the book took me on a journey that I remember even after several weeks of reading the book. I am sure that this will turn into a movie very soon - so the only question is - do you want to read it before or after the movie comes out. Absolutely recommend for the summer !

  • Snigdha Puri
    2019-06-01 21:23

    If you're Punjabi (or not), like whiskey, chicken (or paneer), bollywood, romance, are in love (or want to be), have grandparents who are either crazy or embarrassing, have one aunty in your life who is always trying to (not so slyly) hook you up with someone's friend's cousin's uncle's daughter/son, have a friend called Karan, Kunal, Rahul, Amit, Nidhi, Neha or Pooja, if you spent a bucket load on that professional degree but are pursuing your passion instead here's the perfect treat for you.Pick up a copy of this wonderful book by Sakshama Puri that makes you feel all happy and warm and fuzzy.

  • S
    2019-06-05 18:22

    A light rom com and a fun read . Great for a good relaxing weekend reading. Both Arjun & Risha are just perfect for each other . This was such a delight to read. Loved Nani character she was the Most fab and her dialogue was just too brilliant couldn't stop laughing. Absolutely enjoyed this story. Can't wait to read more stories from this author

  • Rachna
    2019-05-30 15:23

    The only complaint i have with this chicklit is that it was not long enough. I loved the characters and the storyline and the references to Bollywood. Not to mention all the descriptive prose on wedding themes and events which was written with ease. Write more books Ms. Dhariwal. Let us give Mills & Boon a run for their money!! ;)

  • Donna Dias Manuel
    2019-06-16 17:24

    A fun summer read. It's hard to believe it's her first novel. Each scene is as real as real can get; they are crisp and not unnecessarily winding. The author is painsatkingly particular about describing each element in the scene, which makes you feel like you're actually part of the story. A perfect mix of romance and drama.

  • Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    2019-06-03 17:23

    Enjoyed it, even if I felt the male lead was a bit two-dimensional. The female protagonist though has shades of... what's that author who's always writing about her heroines eating and how amazing they look when they eat and also what nice people they are? That one. Still, an engrossing piece of commercial fiction, good for a short trip or by the pool.

  • Abhishek Pathak
    2019-06-06 14:12

    Usually I don't read romantic genre but I truly fell in love with Risha Kohli. A simple / cute book and love story. Must read it once.

  • Surbhi
    2019-06-02 21:17

    Such an adorable light read. Perfect read for a flight.

  • Maarisha Chhajta
    2019-05-18 20:33

    I don't remember the last time I read a book one sitting. So light and so much fun! Breezed through the book and loved every moment of it.

  • Neha
    2019-06-11 21:30

    A big fat Punjabi wedding with such adorable characters ! Especially Patiala Nani ! A huge fan of her ! Loved every bit of it !

  • Nazz Chibuikem
    2019-05-24 15:26

    This was such an amazing quick read. Lots of feels too. I totally loved it and would love to read more of the author's works.

  • Radhika Sheth
    2019-05-19 20:06

    2.5/5If I was to describe this book in one word:'Meh.'Full of cliches drawn from Bollywood movies that you've seen all your life. Quick summary: boy meets girl, instant chemistry, and yet a love-hate relationship. A couple of misunderstandings later, they finally get over their egos and 'fess up and get married. Sounds so original, right? Don't get me wrong, you might enjoy it if you enjoy your run-of-the-mill romcoms. But I expected it to be more along the lines of The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan, which in my opinion, really is the benchmark for all of Indian chick-lit. I felt it read like any of Chetan Bhagat's later books; it felt like the author wrote it just so they could make a movie out of it. Now would I watch it if they made a movie based on it: yes. Why? Cause I'm a sucker for romance.

  • Simran Bhatia
    2019-06-16 22:20

    Quick, light and breezy are the words that describe 'The Wedding Photographer'. I am not generally fan of Indian rom com writers but this one enjoyable read. The story is fast paced you don't get bored even with a predictable setting of a big fat punjabi wedding in Delhi.The humor and many colorful characters make for the predictability. The plot is simple rich boy meets cute girl on a plane and They have a crackling chemistry one misunderstanding boom happy ending. I loved the way the chemistry between Risha and Arjun its just fantastic. It's a perfect plot to be turned into a movie this a quick read just what the doctor ordered on a lazy weekend.

  • Sherin
    2019-06-07 18:09

    Entertaining and funny! I finished it in a day 😊

  • Vijay V
    2019-05-31 15:17

    a colourful and enjoyable ride

  • Pallabi Priyaadarshini
    2019-05-20 16:33

    A breezy read on a sunday morning !!

  • katayoun Masoodi
    2019-06-10 14:33

    very bollywood-ish fun!